I recently had a look at the South Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan. I thought I would type up the bits I found interesting. I should probably get out more.
Anyway, the South Wiltshire plan was formally adopted last month – it covers the period from now until 2026, so how much of it will be carried out might be seen as doubtful. It’s located here:
It’s a large document – it runs to 215 pages and is a 6 Megabyte download
It sets out how the Council want to see the area developed between 2026. For the purposes of the plan, South Wiltshire id divided up 6 Community Areas: Salisbury, Amesbury, ‘Southern Wiltshire’, Wilton, Tisbury and Mere. I’ve looked at the sections which effect Salisbury.
Some interesting details
As with a lot of local government papers I’ve seen, there are some interesting details about the area:
- Over 98% of residents are from a ‘white ethnic group’, far more than the national average of 86%. The largest ‘non-white’ group is Mixed (0.57%), followed by ‘Chinese & Other’ (0.34%) followed by ‘Asian or Asian British’ (0.30%) and Black or Black British (0.13%)
- The largest employment sector in South Wiltshire is Public Administration or Defence (20.4%). This is twice the national average
- Tourists spent £146 million in South Wiltshire in 2003
- There are 396 shops in Salisbury – 185 national brand names and 211 independent retailers
Development in Salisbury
The plan says that further housing will be built by 2026 at Fugglestone Red, Hampton Park, Long Hedge (Old Sarum), Churchfields, at UKLF, in the area of the Central Car Park and at Kings Gate, Amesbury.
The number of houses or flats and the area used both for housing, work and other space is given by the table below.
|Fugglestone Red||1250 dwellings||8 ha|
|Hampton Park||500 dwellings||0 ha|
|Longhedge (Old Sarum)||450 dwellings||8 ha|
|Churchfields & engine Sheds||1100 dwellings||5 ha to be retained|
|UKLF||450 dwellings||3 ha|
|Central Car Park||200 dwellings||Up to 40,000 sq m gross external area|
|Kings Gate, Amesbury||1300 dwelling||0 ha|
|Former Imerys Quarry||0 dwellings||4 ha|
New Salisbury schools
New primary schools will be built at
- Fugglestone Red,
- Hampton Park,
- Longhedge and
- Kings Gate (Amesbury).
Salisbury’s Green Lungs
There is a bit of detail about the ‘green’ areas to the North of the city. The plan is for the:
Retention of important green infrastructure to the northern slopes of Salisbury and the green lung running south from land east of Old Sarum and west of Hampton Park. Delivered through site master planning and funded by the development of the Hampton Park strategic site
My assumption is that this area is mentioned specifically because of the developments close by, and the fact that a large amount of currently ‘green field’ land is going to be developed.
If you’re interested in this sort of stuff, it’s worth looking at the whole document. I don’t think it’s something many people would read from beginning to end, but it’s easy to pick out the sections you’re interested in. The plan is at:
If on reading it, you find anything that I’ve got wrong, please let me know via the comments and I’ll put it right.
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